Feeding Hungry Families, Saving Lives, One Step at a Time
Teams sport their school colors at Food For The Poor's 5K Walk/Run For Hunger.
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (July 26, 2011) — Dust off those sneakers, if you haven’t already, and get ready to run, jog or walk in what has become one of Food For The Poor’s most popular events in its fight against hunger.
The 6th annual “5K Walk/Run For Hunger” fundraiser in Deerfield Beach, Fla. on Sept. 24, will kick-start events nationwide: Oct. 15 in Fort Mill, S.C., Nov. 12 in Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 19 in Miami, Fla., and April 7 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Every step will benefit malnourished children and their families – our neighbors, in the Caribbean and Latin America. Your support is needed to quell the hunger pains of children who have bloated bellies and orange hair caused by protein deficiency.
To help, register to participate and invite your friends and family to support your cause. Please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org/walk to sign up, start a team or make a donation. Take advantage of the “Participant Center” to create a personalized fundraising page, share your goal with family, friends, coworkers and contacts, while you monitor your progress.
Create a personalized fundraising page and invite your friends and family to join the fun.
Pre-registration is at the discounted rate of $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-10, and there is no fee for children 5 years old and under. The registration cost for South Florida walkers includes a T-shirt and lunch. Special awards will be given to the individuals who raise the largest amount of donations. For more information, please call 1-888-404-4248 or visit www.FoodForThePoor.org/walk. You can also register the day of the event. Registration starts at 6 a.m., the run begins at 7 a.m. and the walk is at 9 a.m.
If you don’t live in a city where a walk is scheduled, you can still participate by registering online as a virtual walker. Do your part to feed starving children and their families, while raising awareness about Food For The Poor, one of the most efficient charities in the United States.
Babies rode in style, while parents jogged behind their strollers.
Food For The Poor, the third-largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian agency provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.
For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
Jennifer Leigh Oates
Food For The Poor
954-427-2222 x 6054